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U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest 28th


August 22, 2008

Wake Forest University ranks 28th among 262 national universities in the 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s guide, “America’s Best Colleges.”

Wake Forest was ranked 30th in last year’s edition and has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category since 1997.  The university again fared well in categories such as graduation, retention and alumni giving rates.

“We are pleased to see that the exceptional, individualized education that students receive at Wake Forest is recognized by the rankings,” said Jill Tiefenthaler, Wake Forest University provost.

The guide ranked Wake Forest’s Calloway School of Business and Accountancy 30th in its listing of the top undergraduate business programs.  The ranking of the best business programs is based on a survey of deans and senior faculty at business schools across the country.  

Among national universities, Wake Forest was ranked 30th on a list of “Great Schools, Great Prices.”

Wake Forest offers 37 majors to approximately 4,400 undergraduates. As mentioned in the U.S. News guide, more than half of Wake Forest classes have fewer than 20 students.  The student/faculty ratio is 10 to one.  Ninety-four percent of Wake Forest freshmen return for their sophomore year.

The U.S. News rankings are posted on www.usnews.com.  The weekly edition of

U.S. News & World Report magazine containing some of the rankings will go on sale Aug. 25.  The newsstand book “America’s Best Colleges” will be available Aug. 26.

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(336) 758-5237


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